This Friday, we kick off the spring season with Rigoletto, brought to you in HD streaming at the Lander Library.
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Friday, Feb. 26th at 5:30 pm in the Lander Library Carnegie room. Donations are greatly appreciated to support the Met Opera program. Face coverings will be required to attend the opera. All are welcome!
Rigoletto is an opera in three-act by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the 1832 play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo. The work, Verdi’s sixteenth in the genre, is widely considered to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi’s middle-to-late career. Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda. The opera’s original title, La maledizione (The Curse), refers to a curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter the Duke has seduced with Rigoletto’s encouragement.
Find out more about the performance at https://www.metopera.org/season/2021-22-season/rigoletto/.